Wake County passes nearly $1.9B budget with spike in property taxes
Wake County commissioners say the budget addresses the booming population, demands from the school district and public safety.
‘B’ grades at Mexican, Thai restaurants in Raleigh: Sanitation scores (June 6)
B grades in Wake & Johnston counties thIs week. At one spot, inspectors found “employee handsink in the dish area did not have soap.”
Wake County unanimously passes $1.8 billion budget, property tax increase for 2024 fiscal year
If you live in Wake County, your property taxes are going up. The Wake County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.8 billion budget Monday night. The budget passed unanimously 7-0. Wake County Manager David Ellis proposed the budget to the board of commissioners on May 1. Included in the budget...
Wake County's $1.8 billion budget includes property tax hike
While some residents opposed the increase, the board said the decision was not easy to make. While some residents opposed the increase, the board said the decision was not easy to make. Reporter: Julian GracePhotographer: Curt TremperWeb Editor: Joseph Ochoa.
Wake County waiving adoption fees for dogs amid crowding problems
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Wake County is waiving adoption fees for some dogs as the animal center continues to face capacity concerns. Through next Monday, dogs that have been sheltered for more than three weeks can be adopted without a fee. “It has just been raining dogs here for...
SPCA of Wake County celebrates historic $5 million donation
RALEIGH, N.C. — The SPCA of Wake County (SPCA Wake) has received $5 million in what's the largest single gift in the organization's history. SPCA Wake said Susan Ward donated the once-in-a-lifetime gift. Ward is an established SPCA Wake supporter, an animal rights advocate and serves on the Board of Directors for NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Surge in Homeless Animals Triggers Wake County to Waive Adoption Fees
The Wake County Animal Center is facing a critical situation as it approaches maximum capacity, with an overwhelming number of pets in need of permanent homes. In the hopes of encouraging adoption, the center is once again waiving all adoption fees for dogs that have been living in shelter pens for 21 days or more. The week-long promotion will end next Monday, June 12.
Wake County Animal Center waives adoption fees to combat surge in homeless animals
The Wake County Animal Center is waiving adoption fees to help manage the overwhelming number of pets in need of homes. The center is approaching maximum capacity and hopes this will help encourage the community to adopt. "We had tremendous success with our last long-timer campaign, with 32 dogs finding...
First of its kind behavioral health urgent care center for children opens in Wake County
FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — Children dealing with a mental health crisis will have a new option to get help. The first behavioral health urgent care center in the Triangle -- designed just for kids -- opens Monday. Starting Monday, children and their caregivers in need of mental health support can...
County Leaders in NC Learn A Thing Or Two About Proper Emergency Response
On Wednesday, May 31, at the State Emergency Operations Center in Wake County, there was a whole lot of training going on in an effort to prepare leaders from all over the state to deal with whatever emergency might transpire in their counties. The training was held as part of...
‘Squaring our shoulders to the issue’: Commissioner talks latest developments to Wake Co. violence interrupter program plan
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Wake County Commissioners are working to bring a violence interruption program to Wake County. Commissioners discussed progress in creating the program during Monday’s Public Safety Committee meeting. “It’s so much better and it’s so much easier to avoid a violent act than to deal...
SPCA of Wake County receives historic $5M gift from animal welfare advocate
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The SPCA of Wake County (SPCA Wake) received a $5 million gift, the largest individual gift in the organization’s history, the organization announced Tuesday. The gift was given by longtime SPCA Wake supporter and animal welfare advocate Susan Ward. This gift kicks off SPCA...
With shelter full, Wake County waiving pet adoption fees
The Wake County Animal Center is approaching capacity, with an overwhelming number of pets in need of permanent homes. For a limited time, all adoption fees for dogs are being waived.
Wake will pick commissioners by district under new law, possibly boosting GOP representation on board
The General Assembly finalized changes to Wake County Board of Commissioners elections Tuesday. Right now all seven commissioners are elected countywide, even though they must live in separate districts. House Bill 99 moves to district elections, meaning only voters who live in a given district can vote for their district’s commissioner.
New law to change Wake County commissioner elections. What it means for voters.
“The right thing to do,” says the sponsor of the bill, the sole Republican in Wake County’s legislative delegation.
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